I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.Rhiannon is your ...more
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I live for passages like this:
I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.
Isn't that an intriguing, must-read-this-book-now passage? Author CJ Skuse didn’t just write about a sociopathic chick. She became that chick and narrated Sweet ...more
Things you will do when reading Sweetpea:
Laugh out loud
Scare the cat laughing
Laugh even louder
Agree with some of Rhiannon’s thoughts
Worry that you have a teeny bit of Rhiannon in you!
Sweetpea is Rhiannon’s journal, following her adventures through life. It is told in a dry witty style. She make lists ...more
The story itself builds up really well. Most of it is in the form of a diary. It did make for fascinating reading as well as having the "shock factor"
If you don't like too much bad language.
It's not for you.
If you don't like explicit scenes.
It's not for you.
The woman in this is a butch, but boy, I had times when I laughed out loud with her thoughts. Warped, out of this world and totally alien to me.
Its a th ...more
If there are awards for 'x meets x' descriptions in book blurbs, some HQ copywriter deserves the equivalent of an Oscar for hitting on 'Fleabag meets American Psycho'. Part journal, part internal monologue, replete with swearing and ironically deployed slang, Sweetpea chronicles the uncensored thoughts and confessions of Rhi ...more
I’m not sure what I really expected from this book, with a quote on the front (of my copy) saying “like Bridget Jones crossed with American Psycho” I honestly didn’t have high hopes. I find most big claims lik ...more
Rhiannon is just the most fabulous character. Each chapter starts off with a list of people and things she hates. It’s like watching an episode of Grumpy Old Men, apart from it’s a young female serial killer. Not sure I should be worried as there were so many things that I agreed with on her daily lists.
To be honest it’s not shocking that Rh ...more
Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day, her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.
A kill ...more
― C.J. Skuse, Sweetpea
I have real mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it captured me and I read it in one sitting. On the other hand, I had many issues with the plot.
So Sweetpea is just your average girl next door..except she has a "kill list" of people who piss her off.
And in some cases, the names on that list cease being merely names and become..um..statistics.
I do love books like this. Ja ...more
It says on the cover "Bridget Jones meets American Psycho". I haven't read any of those, never watched the film with Christian Bale, but I saw the Bridget Jones movies, and I see why the comparisons. Only, Rhiannon is a British Psycho. I've had this duet on my shelves for months, bought them convinced but then I read a bad comment from the person I got these books recommended, so I hesitated for months. But I'm on a cleanse of my physical TBR needing to make more ...more
I'm giving it 5* and a big fat YAY because it made me laugh and laugh and then go ewwwww then laugh and laugh some more.
It is brutal when it comes to the violence, it is quite definitely irreverent and it embraces its own heart - the psychopathic serial killing main protagonist will have you falling in love with her even as she does the most horrendous things - but she has enough redeeming features that you feel ...more
This was hilarious, graphic and disturbin ...more
This was definitely quite the interesting read. If you have delicate sensibilities, then you'll definitely be offended at times. I, personally, had the best time. However, there were definitely some things about this book that just didn't quite work for me. While I realize this is basically written in diary form, it makes sense that I felt like I wa ...more
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Brilliantly Dark and Funny Stars
I already knew after I had finished Chapter 3 that I would be giving this book 5 stars!
The main character Rhiannon is just perfect, I laughed out loud many MANY times, she is outrageous, crude, rude and definitely a psychopath, as she proudly tells us!
"Did a Buzzfeed quiz this morning - How Psychopathic Are You?
Turns out - Very. I scored 82 percent."
Look, one thing you need to know about this brilliant book, you are either going to absolutely love it, ...more
Erm… well… err… gosh… umm… What did I just read?!
Let me try and summarise. Rhiannon is as mad as a box of frogs. Done – end of review.
After becoming a survivor of a high profile tragic event, she became somewhat of a child celebrity. Of course, as she got older her celebrity status wore off and she started to get bored with everyday life. She writes a kill list at the beginning of each journal entry, mostly of people that have irked her somehow that day (understandable) ...more
Rhiannon is a editorial assistant at the local paper, a victim of a killer who left her childminder and all the other children dead when she was a young girl and it's affects on her have her angry at the world. Every day in her diary she makes lists of all the people she wants to k ...more
To the outside world Rhiannon seems like a shy, retiring girl. Just a normal girl working in a job where she isn't appreciated, has friends that she hates and her boyfriend is cheating on her. Everyone thinks she is a real Sweetpea. However hiding just beneath the surface, Rhiannon is very angry. Angry at rude people and loud noises. For Rhiannon hides a dark secret, she us a serial killer, ...more
I stand by everything I said last time. Rhiannon is completely terrifying and yet utterly hilarious. And honestly, partly she's terrifying because of how much I relate to some of her inner thoughts...
Oh my God. OH. MY. GOD. I loved this book so, SO much. It's kind of like Bridget Jones crossed with Dexter. It's so funny ...more
This book follows Rhiannon Lewis, who might seem like the average girl next door, but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon's celebrity has dwindled. By day her job at a newspaper is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's wedding plans whilst making a list. A KILL LIS ...more
A lot of characters are thrown at you at the beginning... I had to go back through and re-check na ...more
The plot was really fast paced, her killing spree ...more
This book is told in the form of diary entries and each ch ...more
Rhiannon is a 27-year-old receptionist working at a local paper who seems happy in her life and domestic bliss with her boyfriend Craig. However, deep down Rhiannon is a bit of a psychopath who lists down the people on her Kill List everyday in her diary and has a flip that can switch a bit too easily. As Rhiannon's blood-lust grows and her anger deepens, it's only a matter of time before she ...more